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The Gray Trifecta

by Horstradamus

posted on June 12, 2016 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Photo: John C. Engelhardt Those who use the age-old handicapping method of picking by color were well rewarded in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, as the top 3 finishers Creator, Destin and Lani are all gray.  The $1 Trifecta paid a whopping $1,375.  However, don’t bet the farm on this angle just yet.  Although gray horses are all […]

They Turned Paradise Into the Breeders’ Cup

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 9, 2015 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

The grounds of Keeneland are manicured and pristine. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see beautiful Lexington, you’re in for a sweet surprise come October. The track will open on October 2nd, and will close the doors on October 24th. If you have the opportunity, make your way down and see the races. The magical “Brigadoon” […]

2015 Kentucky Oaks Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2015 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

A wide open field of 14 fillies will compete at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 1st at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks.  I’m A Chatterbox (4-1), the easy winner of three consecutive graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the 8 post.  Condo Commando (4-1) has dominated in NY, most […]

2014 Kentucky Oaks Post Positions and Morning Lines

by Horstradamus

posted on April 30, 2014 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

13 fillies will do battle at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 2nd at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks.  Untapable, the easy winner of two back-to-back graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the outside post and is installed as the heavy 4-5 favorite. However, some good-looking fillies will try […]

Fat Johnny

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 28, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

I was driving through the parking area at Turfway Park, and I was looking for a place to park. About a hundred years ago I was 20-years-old, and I used to run the parking lot, as I couldn’t find a good place in that zip code. I pulled up against the fenceline that really wasn’t a spot. It […]

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Haskell Invitationals have included a Triple Crown race winner three times since 2008, but injuries have taken their toll this year. First, Kentucky Derby-Preakness victor I’ll Have Another developed swelling in his left front tendon, was scratched from the Belmont and then retired because of early tendinitis. Then Union Rags won the Belmont, but following […]

And Then There Were 11

by Horstradamus

posted on June 9, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

Losing the Belmont Stakes favorite to injury the day before the race casts an unequivocal gloom over Belmont Park.  Lately, horse racing in New York has been taking a lot of punches.  Following a state crackdown on the industry, threats of a union strike, and pending government overhaul of the association that operates the state’s […]

The Belmont Edge: Horses For Courses?

by Horstradamus

posted on June 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Tight security measures for the 2012 Belmont Stakes starters have many wondering how settled in and comfortable the horses have been in the days leading up to the race.  Their detention barn type of lockdown is nothing permanent, and in less than a week, they will most likely be moved out and moving on. For […]

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders I’ll Have Another undoubtedly will be heavily favored in the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, like seven of the past 11 horses since 1979 that had a shot at immortality. But those odds-on favorites failed to visit the winner’s circle at the end of 1 ½ miles. […]

Something Old, New, and Borrowed

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

With the Belmont getting closer by the minute, I have really been thinking about how special this year could be. There has been no Triple Crown winner since 1978, and man are we really due. The race is beginning to take shape, and a few stories have caught my eye. 2012 could be the year […]